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Report finds education gaps remain

Feb 26, 2015 6:08pm

If Arkansas doesn’t make changes in education policy, students will continue to fall behind. A new report says that the state has made some much-needed progress since the now-famous Lake View case...

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Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe last week unveiled his 42-by-50-inch portrait by artist Ovita Goolsby of Royal. The painting will be hung in the governor’s conference room at the Capitol on Jan. 13, the day that Republican Asa Hutchinson will be sworn in as governor. Goolsby spent five months painting the portrait and the $12,500 cost was raised from private donors.

Portrait unveiled

Dec 24, 2014 2:24pm

Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe last week unveiled his 42-by-50-inch portrait by artist Ovita Goolsby of Royal. The painting will be hung in the governor’s conference room at the Capitol on Jan. 13,...

Consultants: Lottery needs new strategy

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

The legislative committee that oversees the state lottery heard testimony Friday from consultants who said the lottery needs a new business strategy and an image “reboot.”

The oversight...

Clinton elementry qualifies for award

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

State Department of Education officials said last week that 215 Arkansas public schools have qualified for financial awards under the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program.

State...

Inauguration events planned

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Two days of events are scheduled to celebrate the inauguration of Asa Hutchinson, who will be sworn in as governor on Jan. 13.

The events will kick off with a “Red, White and BBQ Inaugural...

House Call

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Q: During allergy season, I use nasal spray every day so I can breathe better. Is that safe to do on

a daily basis?

A: Nasal sprays and other decongestants purchased over the counter...

Christmas Frolic set for this weekend

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Historic Arkansas Museum’s annual Christmas Frolic is a free family event to kick-off the holiday season. The 47th Annual Christmas Frolic is Sunday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the historic...

Christmas at Big Mamma’s

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Part 3 of 4

After dinner, we laughed again at all of Mamma’s stories and she laughed louder than us all. Since she’d entered her 80’s, and that was almost 10 years ago, she’s become awful...

Fort Smith has history

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

FORT SMITH — Two Sebastian County historic districts already listed on the National Register of Historic Places may be expanded to include additional properties.

The State Review Board of...

Lawmakers hope to clear up confusion on amendment

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

Two state legislators who helped craft a constitutional amendment that voters approved last month on legislative ethics and other issues said Monday they hope to pass new legislation that will...

Communities see economic possibilities in proposed prison

Dec 19, 2014 3:47pm

LITTLE ROCK — Travis Plummer of Waldron sees a proposed 1,000-bed state prison as a potential economic boon for Scott County, which has had a hard time keeping residents from going elsewhere for...

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